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VNC help and or alternative

Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:05 pm

hello, i need some help and advice,
i am using a headless pi as a bitcoin trader. I use VNC to check up on it. it runs nice and stable.

first my specs
its a raspi model B (not a B+) its a unmodded pi.
its overclocked, using turbo mode.
im powering it by leaching off my miners PSU (its connected to the molex +5 and ground) its working well (the psu is a corsair 80+ Gold rated model RM1000)
its using a 8 or 16 GB class 10/U1 micro SD Card
my sd card is connected using the following ebay item - http://www.ebay.com/itm/151474712608
its connected to Ethernet and power only
its using Raspbian
my trader requires java 8 so i installed oracle java 8

first some help.
when i compile a package where is the package put, im writting a guide to get the software im using and it requires java 8 so im using oracle java 8. and i want to include compiled the .deb

next some advice
often im offsite visiting family. and cant check on the trader at those times.
at home i use VNC to check and make changes, plus im used to team viewer fo supporting my family remotly. however teamviewer is not available fot raspi. so im looking for a raspi alternative to teamviewer.

now some more help
if there is no alternative to to team viewer on the raspi, then i need help getting VNC to auto start.
i have a init.d file created according to this document http://elinux.org/RPi_VNC_Server#Run_at_boot
however i still need to SSH into the pi and run VNC via the ssh terminal.

and finally a suggeation
i use remina on my linux install,
however im looking for a remina alternative on windows.
needed protocols are ssh, VNC and FTP. my windows install is windows 7 pro.
for vnc im currently using mRemoteNG in my windows install. however ftp is basic and ssh in buried in menus
for VNC im currently using mRemoteNG
for FTP i use filezilla or bitvise
for SSH i use bitvise

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Re: VNC help and or alternative

Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:57 pm

after install and startup VNC
sudo apt-get -y install tightvncserver
vncserver :1 pw, pw, n

i use this http://kll.engineering-news.org/kllfusi ... server.txt as
sudo nano /etc/init.d/vncserver

sudo chmod 755 /etc/init.d/vncserver
sudo update-rc.d vncserver defaults
sudo reboot

add i now install
sudo apt-get install autocutsel
nano /home/pi/.vnc/xstartup
incl the line
autocutsel -fork
as line 5

but if you work from win PC and want use existing remote desktop program
sudo apt-get install xrdp
++ the RPI not need add autostart setup, xrdp installs/works as server.
++ you get a full screen of the RPI
++ not need any installation on a win PC
- - might be little bit slower as xtightVNC ( like double click timing..)
-- sadly the CTRL C / CTRL V paste buffer seems to be again a issue with xrdp

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Re: VNC help and or alternative

Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:39 am

I use the native Remote Desktop app in windows when I have my laptop away from home, and use the RD Client App from Microsoft on my iPhone and iPad. Both methods work great, but they need a little setting up (port forwarding) first. I've written up a how-to for anyone interested: http://www.circuitbasics.com/access-ras ... onnection/
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Re: VNC help and or alternative

Sun Feb 01, 2015 6:31 pm


I would like to ask some help.
I installed xrdp into my PI, and now I can access it from my WIN pc. I see the desktop, but not the same as if I plugged the PI into the monitor directly.
I would like to see the same desktop. How can I do that?

Best regards,

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Re: VNC help and or alternative

Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:37 am

i tested: closed and opened a connection and got the SAME session again.
but find
try changes from http://askubuntu.com/questions/133343/h ... ng-session and http://askubuntu.com/questions/320126/x ... nt-session but read the warnings, it might fail if there is no existing session, like after reboot.

Add you could check what happens if you change
to 1 ??

but just to get the idea: RPI has a multi user operating system.
via TCP and TTY users log in ( into sessions ).

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